Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, took Vice-President-elect, Kashim Shettima on familiarization tour of his wing of the presidential villa.
Shortly after the tour to some administrative offices within the villa, Shettima spoke to State House correspondents, where he said: “On the instance of the Vice President, who is a friend, a contemporary, I came here just to exchange ideas on how to move the nation forward.
“He took me round the offices out of courtesy, and I want to commend him, I want to thank him for extending that courtesy to me. Yes, cross fertilization of ideas.”
On how soon Nigerians should expect the impact of the Tinubu-Shettima presidency, he said: “I believe Tinubu will hit the ground running from day one. He does not have the luxury of time. And I will be the vice president. I don’t want to be presumptuous, I don’t want to make a loud proclamation, but my interaction with him has shown that we will hit the ground running from day one.”
On his conferment with the national honour, by the outgoing President, Muhammadu Buhari, he said, “It was a historical experience, a humbling experience. We are what we are not because of our intellect, not because of our physical prowess, not because of our pedigree or political sagacity. It’s just a gift from God to humanity, four or eight years at a time.
“I believe it is a humbling experience, is a call to national duty and by God’s grace we need the support of all of you, especially the media to succeed.
“So, I wish to employ all of you to join us in building a new Nigeria.”
Both Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shettima are due to be sworn in on May 29, 2023, in a ceremony that is scheduled to hold at the Eagle Square, Abuja.